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Copyright is crucial within the realm of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as it safeguards the rights of creators across various domains such as art, literature, music, films, and other forms of creative expression. It empowers creators with control over their creations and guarantees them due rewards when their work is utilized by others. However, media platforms, including social media, often use new ideas, images, sounds, scripts, and other forms of communication for both personal and professional reasons, which can cause problems related to copyright  infringement.[1]

The entertainment industry, in particular, faces significant challenges due to piracy. While unauthorized copying and distribution of cinematographic movies and music is not a new phenomenon, recent advancements have exacerbated the problem, posing a serious threat to the industry’s existence. Technological developments have made it easier for individuals, even amateurs, to produce high-quality copies comparable to those produced and marketed by the industry.

Piracy not only leads to financial losses for copyright holders in terms of royalties but also illicitly benefits the pirates and deprives the state of potential revenue throughout different phases of production and distribution. The music and film sectors suffer most from these repercussions.

This paper addresses the complexities surrounding copyright issues in entertainment media and piracy, as well as the legal framework pertaining to these matters in India.[2]

Keywords: Copyright, Piracy, Entertainment Media, Infringement.

[1] Constituent Assembly Debates, April 30, 1947 from eparlib.

[2] Indian Kanoon, Constituent Assembly Debates on May 1, 1947 from indiankanoon.org